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Sep 3, 2012 10:00am EDT
workers. i'm a construction electrician. back when i was a young man in the early 1970's, i was not college material but i was looking for something that i enjoyed doing and looking for something that could provide a career. i heard about the print and ship -- apprenticeship programs and i spent four years in the program in jacksonville. i went to school two nights a week. 2000 hours on the job learning about what you were studying in school. after four years, i receive my journeymen card and a license issued by duval county, florida. i still carry that today. host: do you believe workers should be compelled to join unions? host: -- guest: if we are getting to the right to work discussion i heard earlier, i would say there is a greater discussion that has to be had when it comes to the corporate, the elite, those who have it in this country trying to eliminate the success of a strong working middle class. there's no doubt that some of the issues associated with the right to work is just another avenue to make that happen. they know the stronger unions are, the less impact than have
CSPAN
Sep 7, 2012 2:00pm EDT
to super p.a.c.'s and many nationally known political strategists that are trying to do everything they can to make it harder for people like those gathered in this room to vote. our committee has done an extensive set of hearings across the country and what they indicate is that it's harder for young people, minorities, seniors, disabled folks, poor people to vote as a result of laws that are being passed across the country, so if you don't think your vote matters and if young people across the country don't think their vote matters, all you have to do is look at what some folks in the opposition are doing, and we'll talk a little bit more about that today. >> good afternoon. thank you for having me here. i'm going to say thanks to president of moorehouse college and president of the university to hosting this forum. i am a father, husband, friend as many people as i can try to be a friend to and over the last, say, 20 years or so, i've had some unique blessings. eve had an opportunity to see politics up close and personal, serving at the executive level on the state level and ser
CSPAN
Sep 15, 2012 6:00am EDT
seeing attacks on our embassy in a way we saw in the late 1970's. you would think jimmy carter was back in the white house again, would you? we are desperate for another ronald reagan. this time, i am sorry to say, it is even worse. the fires of radical islamic traditional limits -- traditionalism is not limited to one country. each week, our christian brothers and sisters from nigeria to kenya are being persecuted. when they go to church, they do not know if they will make it home afterwards. now the violence has come to us, the united states. on the anniversary of 911, no less. our libyan ambassador and his courageous the embassy staff lost their lives in a cool, gruesome, intentional terror attack. all the while, the response of this administration has communicated weakness and lack of resolve to the world. [applause] a top official seems incredulously convinced that the only way to curtail this crisis is to put a full frontal attack of the free-speech rights of american citizens. i want to be perfectly clear. this is not just about a movie. this was an intentional act that was
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 2:00pm EDT
original. i autographed him -- i autographed it to him, "there's just no insulting you s.o.b.'s is there?" >> the attempt is really too savage somebody. and -- it is like a trophy. i always likened it to taking someone in the groin, and they want the shoe. >> i found that politicians and orlebrities's assistants employees are the ones that contact me and they want it for free. but not because the celebrity or politician is in love with the cartoon, but because they want to get this free saying from me. and i am like, i am not stupid. i'm not going to give you this. you want to buy it? this happened with bill richardson. former governor of new mexico. he came up to me at a party. he says, yo, homie. he did not say that, but the kind of a said that. he said people pay for your stuff, so, send me the bill. i never did. >> i think it is interesting. politicians have to be very serious and they become a funny. and you guys set out to be funny and it becomes serious. maybe editorial cartoonists should run for office. it is more of a thing -- you have to talk about comics and in a way -- when y
CSPAN
Sep 17, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. >> bush no. 2's flexibility. ability to light a fire under the people of the united states. >> the ability to make himself look newble. >> rec and's ability to be a perceived forced to be -- reagan's ability to be perceived as a force to be reckoned with. >> the ability to persevere. >> there are ten qualities from reagan i would like to assign to him. consistency. shoot from the hip to give him less stiffness. >> and tell me something. if you could have -- get him to answer one question that would help you feel more confident about voting, what is the question you would want to ask mitt romney? let me get some of the others. what you -- what would you want to tell from mitt romney that would help you, maybe i could support him? >> i would like to see something that resembles a business plan. >> that he has a backup plan. just to do something but cannot get it passed congress, how're you going to do it? >> >> i would like to know his details on his tax reform plan. >> i am with her on that one. that see a plan and how they think is going to work. >> same thing. the plan but how he
CSPAN
Sep 24, 2012 8:00pm EDT
to something as the "s" word. sequester. losing some to wonder and thousand defense jobs. there are the defense cuts mandated by the sequestered that starts to take effect on january 2. avoiding those cuts is going to require compromise in a different type of deficit reduction plan. given all of those virginia jobs at stake, how can you say no to any type of tax and revenue increase, even if it is paired with a greater degree of spending cuts? >> getting our fiscal house in order in washington. i saw this as being another example of washington leaders not making decisions, putting off decisions to yet another commission, which, if it failed, as it did, it would be the responsibility of the federal government, which is national defense, as well as it being what is known to be over 200,000 technology and defense jobs in virginia. what we need to do is repeal or replace obamacare. but will sit trillions in spending, and that is harmful for business. i think we need to cut out and look at where there is redundancy in government. the government accountability office has put that forward.
CSPAN
Sep 21, 2012 8:00pm EDT
my dad died, my mom had recently entered her 50's like many of you. she got on a bus and rode 40 miles to go to school. she learned new skills to start her own small business. it wasn't just a new livelihood. it was a new life. it transformed my mom from a widow in grief to a successful, small business woman. her work and gave her hope. it made our family proud. to this day, my mom is my role model. [applause] for people over 50, up retirement should give us a larger goal -- economic security is what we seek for all americans. the last four years have been especially hard on americans who are out of work, but not yet ready to retire. i have met men and women were close to giving up hope that they will ever be employed again. we have not seen a recovery this bad in decades. for many americans, there has been no recovery at all. for people who find themselves without a job before the are ready to retire, starting are joining a small business, there is a promising way to bridge the gap. president obama's policy has made it hard for small businesses to thrive. the president likes to
CSPAN
Sep 14, 2012 8:00pm EDT
magazine." his book "the new new daeleal" s great. it is a real in-depth look at how to stimulus bill and change the way we live and all of the political imaginations that surrounded it. sasha issenberg is also a former book writer as well. he wrote "the sushi economy para " it was about the interconnectedness of the cold economy -- "the sushi economy." it is about the interconnectedness of the global economy. he is a columnist for slate. he is also the author of "the victory lab." there is a new way of identifying and voter interest. our final panelist i think all of you know, charlie baker. he was the republican candidate in 2010. before that he had a very distinguished career as a foremost expert on the state budget and also a national leader in health care at the harvard pilgrim. he helped turn it around. no one is in a better position to talk about obamacare than charlie. we are grateful that he could join us. i wonder if we can have a discussion it here. i know that politics can be a little counter appoipointy. i took down some of the memorable quotes from the convention. i know
CSPAN
Sep 14, 2012 2:00pm EDT
in the 2030's? do we need a sample return mission first? just your opinion. >> my opinion. >> your opinion. >> i think the architecture that the mars sample return program has laid out in the decadal survey that we as a community fully embrace is the right step to take to get us on the way to putting humans on mars. you must have this capability to land something on the surface of mars and get it back off again. and if the technology demonstration for that human step is to bring back some rocks from a carefully chosen place, wele be all of the richer for it. >> we want to thank you. this is an exciting update. congratulations, again, on making the country proud and seeing you all jump up and down was a delightful sight. thank you on behalf of a grateful nation. let's call up the second panel. >> we have dr. steven squires who is the professor of as storm any at cornell, charles charles kenell, chair of the space studies board of the national academies and mr. jim maicer, president of pratt and whitney. dr. squires, we'll start with you. >> all right, well, senator nelson, thank you
CSPAN
Sep 17, 2012 10:00am EDT
. it was not the fault of the stimulus. they had all kinds of caveat s, but nobody read those. it was an epic political mistake. >> if you look back at the fact they said plenty of things and it's become clear the white house knew internally that they did not project honestly a level of despair and concern. obama said at the inaugural that there's long work to do. they have a legislative agenda that was helped terraform and cap-and-trade and a bunch of other things. if they had said this is as exceptional a jobs crisis, it would have been a lot harder to go to congress and say let's spend tons of political capital on things that are not directly connected to economic growth. i think they made a gamble try to get the stimulus through as quickly as they could by the end of the year and to move onto other things. it would have been very difficult to say we had one overarching need, which a short term economic growth. but this is a good segue to the next subject. this is a quotation from paul ryan, "college graduates should not have to live out their twenties in their childhood bedrooms s
CSPAN
Sep 18, 2012 1:00am EDT
struggling communities. yes, yes. was so that barack so s devoted to his family, especially the women in his life. i saw the love and respect he had for his mother. i saw how proud he was that she put herself through school football supporting himself and his sister as a single mom. i saw his tenderness for his grandmother. long after she should have retired, she was still waking up every morning and catching a bus to her job to support families. he watched as she was passed over for promotions and simply because she was a woman. he also saw how she kept doing the same job, getting up your or your -- after year without complaint or regret. in barack i found a real connection. in his life's story, i found so much of my own. growing up on the south side of chicago, i saw my father make the same uncomplaining journey every day. it was at the city water plant. he have the same dignity. we all have somebody in our lives like that. that same hope, that same pride in being able to provide for his kids, hoping that they would have opportunities he could never dream of. our families were not a
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 6:00am EDT
covered by their parents' insurance. 2/3's of the room shot their hands up. i'm proud of that because i drafted that particular provision in committee. but people, parents with chern with pre-existing conditions, now know they can get insurance coverage. people who are on medicare now get free preventive care. he would throw all that out and that's irresponsible. >> robert, you have a followup question? >> governor, just so we're clear, there is nothing in the affordable care act right now that's worth maintaining? >> no. right now the affordable care act has 20 taxes increased. we have to do away with the affordable care act, then we can put in things like making sure that the individuals are going to be able to be covered. pre-existing illness can be taken care of. individuals will have control over their health care and be able to buy a contract. my opponent wants to -- wants the govern to control it. i want you, the individual and state government to be able to determine who is going to be able to be the arbitrators and referees of health care. huge difference. you want th
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 1:00am EDT
, it was telling when you looked at the reason that s. & p don graded america's credit. they -- down graded america's credit. they down graded it because too many in the american leadership class were willing to use a debt ceiling vote that was a routine vote as leverage over the economy. too many people were playing chicken on capitol hill rather look looking at the 300 million people depending on them try to do the right thing. we've got to fix washington so that it's about results. we talked about strategies. y got a plan that i would encourage you to check out on the website about infrastructure and investment, leveling the playing feel that we did. we have to find come mon ground and fix the -- common ground and fix the budget. there's too much division in congress. that's why s & p and moodies say we have to put some people in there throg compromise. the issue is this issue of sequester. let the bush tax cuts expire as planned over 500,000. take away unnecessary subsidies. then you get a $100 billion annual cut down to $23 billion in savings that i know we can find. it's time f
CSPAN
Sep 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
the supreme court said on the subject, in the early 1950's that it is a political question that the courts have no room deciding, i find it harder to believe the further and further to get away from there is such thing as al qaeda and the more the president wants to rely on the war powers, the last legs a decision like that will have. on the other hand, that is the state of it for now. we do not really know the answer to that question. the final component of the question is what about the other affiliated groups? so you can easily imagine a conceptual end to the war with the taliban. you could imagine a strategic defeat of al qaeda. there are all these associated forces, and that raises a very tricky question, if you defeat al qaeda, what does it mean to be associated with it? this is very uncharted legal territory, both as a domestic matter and international law matter. i think we just do not know the answer to a yet. -- to it yet. >> if we came to a point where strategic defeat was announced by the u.s., what would be the implications of it? president clinton fired missiles at osa
CSPAN
Sep 14, 2012 10:30pm EDT
mitt romney. that is a really good question. the auto s words, industry gets the elevator and the workers get the shaft. romney has established the midwest as a crucial battleground. obama is not the popular there. he has as of the industry bailout in his back pocket. mike, tell me, what will the impact be of of the industry bailout? >> it put michigan out of reach for running. -- romney. he is not trying to claim that he was for it all along. it is one of those things where you do not know. certainly the people who said that the government -- general motors would be doomed were wrong. you could see that the whole gmma bin laden is dead enand is alive. >> sasha, why have republicans push for voter identification? there are very few cases of voter fraud. there has been a large but identification laws that were pushed by right-wing organizations. a disproportionate number of minorities do not have cars. it will be difficult for them to drive out to the polling places. how will this play out? >> some of the electorate could be affected by it. individual pinpoint voters who lack ids,
CSPAN
Sep 10, 2012 8:00pm EDT
, it has been up to 20's%. it is pretty simple. our creditors would not deal with us. >> i think we are ready to start our next panel, right? >> i am the congressional editor at politico, and i have been doing these panels are almost 1.5 years, and this is such a great panel. we have brought in a couple more experts. starting on the and is my friend and old c.q. colleagues. what is your title now, frank? >> i am defense report. >> you have been doing this for years. you are going to be our expert on all things defense, a sequester, helping to understand how this works. and to the right of frank is a staff reporter for "the wall street journal. you cover international economics, and you are one of our other experts. do you want me to speak on this? and i would like to start with frank, and a sequester is something that people are starting to talk about in a serious way. when we were doing things at politico.com i started editing the word "sequester to speak out of things because people do not know what that means. and they are doing a tour where there are a lot of military jobs, flor
CSPAN
Sep 11, 2012 1:00am EDT
seeprogr it is all we hear or s when we read a business section. i know it has caused confusion among a lot of people, and we are fortunate to have someone with us who will initially help us understand what it is, what has built the fiscal cliff. this is jared bernstein. he is a senior fellow at the public and private priorities. he is an expert on economic and state fiscal policy. he's also the author of the book "crunched, why do i feel so squeezed?" in the first sessiontegyared wi cover the basics and explain to us, what is the fiscal cliff? f.ter that we will talk about the implications of the fiscal cliff, what happens if we go over it? how might we avoid that? and then in the final session aimed directly at journalalists we will lo bo at resources for covering it. so jared, thank you so much. >> if you are in this room, you are pro the bbly smart enough t figure out the fiscal cliff. kind of tricky getting in here. first, let me start by saying, i am sorry that i have to run out like cinderella at about 9:55 to get to another heated discussion. so i apologize. i have to zip throug
CSPAN
Sep 10, 2012 10:00am EDT
today. in the 1990's, we sell a slow but steady decline and the number of americans lost to suicide. since then, suicide rates have begun to rise again. today, suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people ages 15-24. we have seen especially alarming trends in our armed forces. just this july, the army lost 38 soldiers to suicide, an all-time one-month high. these are heartbreaking because they are preventable. that is why two years ago today, defense secretary robert gates and i launched the national action alliance for suicide prevention. under the leadership of senator smith and secretary mchuggh, the lines brought together advocates from private and philanthropic sectors, health care providers, public officials, business and faith leaders and other federal departments and the armed forces. together kobe help shape a new strategy for suicide prevention that acknowledges the specific roles each part of the community can play in preventing suicide. we tried to identify the areas where collaboration can actually make the biggest difference. already, the action allianc
CSPAN
Aug 31, 2012 8:00pm EDT
they studied for. college graduate should not spend their 20's in their chaplain balance looking up at fading obama posters wondering when they will -- in their childhood the rooms looking up at fading obama posters wondering when they will get on with their lives. the president was asked if he would have done anything differently. he said, i need to talk more and tell the american people a story. he needs to do more talking? we need to do better listening? is that the idea? friends, we have suffered from no shortage of words from the white house. missing is a real \ leadership in the white house. the question is this -- if we stick with the same leadership that we had over the last four years, how do we expect things to be different over the next four years? it will not be. that is why we are giving the country a clear choice. real leadership. that is what the romney-rhine plan is all about. it is about getting people back to work. given the kind of leadership this kind of country deserves. i have rarely seen in our history a moment where the man in the moment need so well. this co
CSPAN
Sep 4, 2012 1:00am EDT
was in the early 1800's. they're related to have multiple branches around the states. the banks started getting bigger than some of their peers around the country. what soviet in winston-salem, they started getting bigger -- while kobe of -- wachovia, which became bank of america and the other big bank was union national which became first union. those were the big banks competing with each other, doing deals, making acquisitions, a lot of the regulations about going outside the boundaries, they came -- it became bigger and bigger. bank of america is the biggest in the country. it had some troubles, to dollars trillion in assets. it merged with wachovia and took its name and got in trouble during the financial crisis. it is now run by wells fargo out of sound francisco. it is the only big bank based here. although wachovia as part of wells fargo, they have their base here in charlotte. >> he mentioned some of the problems they were having. >> most of these banks stumbled on their last big acquisition. wachovia bought a lender called golden west financial. it had a lot of mortgag
CSPAN
Sep 22, 2012 6:00am EDT
driven and provider driven and patients that are in medical homes and a.c.o.'s and bundle payments. what my colleagues and i found that was so interesting, we actually spoke about the number of organizations throughout the country working on these. every single thing they were telling us what they needed to do, echoing what they the governor said today. making sure they thought about a person's health beyond a hospital, beyond a doctor's office. so having said that, i would like to explore that shaw little bit more. how, especially as clinicians, how both of you see the movement from fee for service moving towards more of a proactive approach engaging patients more outside the walls of what we picture now as being the health care system? >> ladies first. >> again, i think there is no doubt that the existing system today is not sustainable it is a governor mentioned, and as we look toward the future, we think about what is sustainable. how are we going to be incentivized and rewarded for value versus volume. technology certainly has a place to serve in that. as an enabler to all the thing
CSPAN
Sep 24, 2012 10:00am EDT
, and many people here forget, in the 1950's, there were very few women in law school. if you might start by reminding those who remember and helping to enlighten those don't what -- t what that was like. >> in those ancient days, i went to law school in 1956, when women were 3% of the lawyers in the country. no more. no woman sat on any federal board of appeals. in the years i was going to law school, no women on any federal court of appeals. none on the supreme court. i had no women teachers. that was unheard of. what was law school like? we had five wounded in my class and of those nine were women. how did we feel? we thought all eyes were on us, so we'd better be prepared. if we were not come at it would reflect not only ourselves, but on all women. to see the difference, i will tell you the date is the mid- 1970's and women are in law school in numbers. this great professor said, i think it is great that we have so many women. but i have a certain longing for the way it was. [laughter] when the class was moving slowly, you needed a right answer, you called on the woman. she was
CSPAN
Sep 7, 2012 10:30pm EDT
slide since 2000. the rate of employment today is about the same as it was in the late 1970's and early 1980's, and that despite the enormous influx of women into the work force in the intervening time. . -- intervening time period. real wage growth has been disappointingly slow for american workers for least the past 12 years. for these facts i have very briefly sketched do not add up to a picture of strength. instead they suggest millions of workers lack jobs and the kinds of skills that lead to good jobs. and the shortage of job skills is a source of considerable hardship for individuals and their families. the shortage of qualified workers also presents a challenge to businesses. in d, it means that many of our fellow -- indeed, it means many of our fellow citizens can not contribute as much to our economic vitality as they could. it would seem that job training would be very natural policy response. the federal government supports more than 40 job-training programs. there is a handout out there that i hope you picked up on the way in that has basic information about these programs.
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 8:00pm EDT
constitutional amendment. we balanced the budget in the 1990's by making difficult decisions. it got the job done. we were paying off debt. to oppose a constitutional amendment would be devastating to the state of nebraska, and i ask nebraskans to examine those facts. >> i would ask people to examine the facts and examine our records. we have done well in the state of nebraska. i am very proud that i've worked with my colleagues and with the governor and we passed legislation to grow businesses. we passed the super advantage act. we are taking care of innovation. we have done it in nebraska. that is what i want to take to washington. >> in the tea party debate, it was pointed out in the press that nebraska balanced its budget into 2009 and 2010 as a consequence federal stimulus. the federal government would not have that flexibility under her constitutional amendment. it will destroy jobs, close rural hospitals, make it difficult to fund the crop insurance bill. it has real consequences, and they are all negative. >> the army national guard soldiers in nebraska had been deployed four times i
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 10:30pm EDT
you will croir c.e.o.'s to get clearances, which will not happen. c.e.o.'s don't want that. but enough the prior pam discussed and technical people say, you can't give me a general sentence about the threat. i need a specific, if it's going to be helpful to me as a company, and we're going to defend ourselves, we need specific details. that's what has to be worked out. what the n.s.a. and cia and others can give, how specific they can give out without compromising national security. and enough that the security folks in the company s can actually do something with it. >> to bring this back to the innovation side of this for a minute, when i have talked about people in the past and looked at kind of what russian organized crime was doing, for instance, or what was happening in china, i was told whether it was correct or not, what i was told is that some of the most advanced cyber threats in the world emanate, for instance, in the tension and escalation between taiwan and china, that they basically developed all sorts of worms and malaware and disabling pieces of code aimed at eac
CSPAN
Aug 31, 2012 10:30pm EDT
much like what happened in the 1950's and 1960's on the race issue. again, you are born black. but when you say that's the same as maybe your preference or a choice, it's a splipery -- slippery slope. let's say by -- my brother was living with a woman, and they didn't happen to be married. but if he was living with a man they could get benefits? then you turn around and discriminate. so it's just a challenge -- >> which rule is that? which rule is that? >> the executive order that the president signed. >> so you're saying heterosexual domestic partners don't get the same benefits as homosexuals do? >> unless they're married. >> i don't know that's true. >> i don't know that that's accurate but let me say this about the point you mentioned earlier. the slippery slope, the right to life, as my friend said here, you stop it once the child is born. i think it's irrelevant whether there is scientific verification or lots of studies. once -- all you have to do is say i understand that we may see things differently, have a different religious perspective but at the end of the day, you sho
CSPAN
Sep 21, 2012 2:00pm EDT
so they can give another round of tax breaks the folks at the top. education,s' investments in the future. i can understand in some ways what they are cutting and running, but we are not going to let them hide from their record and we're not going to let them hide from what they plan to do to this country because we are not going to take a u-turn back to the same failed trickle-down policies that got our country in such a mess to begin with. we need to move forward, and that is what our colleagues -- my colleagues want to stay here to do. thank you. [applause] [chanting "work"] >> those remarks happened earlier today as the house least for the session to campaign for the fall elections. the house right now in recess subject to the call of the chair. members have wrapped up legislative business and will return in several weeks. lawmakers reserved an hour of time to speak about what they called the do-nothing republican college -- congress. it can watch that at c-span. org. mitt romney is releasing his 2011 tax returns. ahead of the release, it was learned that romney earned almost $
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